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Reds Get Into Another Fight

June 20, 2003|From Associated Press

CINCINNATI — The Reds' new home turned into Great American Brawl Park for the second time in a week, with Paul Wilson getting the worst of it.

Wilson pitched seven strong innings, then was ejected during a fight that will have an impact far beyond Cincinnati's 3-1 victory Thursday over the Chicago Cubs.

"I've got a question: Didn't they just get into a fight a couple of days ago?" Cub Manager Dusty Baker said.

The Reds and the Phillies squared off last Friday in a much nastier fight. Sean Casey and Adam Dunn were the two Reds ejected, and they await punishment from baseball.

Wilson got into it with reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who threw a fastball inside as he tried to put down a sacrifice bunt in the seventh.

"It's a 2-1 game and he's trying to bunt and make an out," Farnsworth said. "I'm not trying to hit him."

Farnsworth tackled Wilson with a right-shoulder takedown, then threw a wild punch that missed its mark. The two players were quickly blanketed by teammates.

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